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NEWS RELEASE #42
April 17, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nonteaching Staff Member Accused of Improper Conduct

On Friday, April 14, 2006, Rangeview High School administrators received reports that a nonteaching staff member may have had sexual contact with a student. Rangeview administrators immediately contacted the School Resource Officer to report the allegations. 

Ensuring student safety is a top priority for Rangeview staff members and they are shocked by these allegations about a member of their team. The Rangeview School Resource Officer contacted the Aurora Police Department, who promptly began investigations.

When any employee is hired, Aurora Public Schools staff members conduct a full background check, including a Colorado Bureau of Investigation review.  The background check for this employee did not indicate any prior inappropriate behavior with students or criminal activity. Due to federal privacy laws, Aurora Public Schools staff members are unable to disclose additional information about this employee or the allegations. When the Aurora Police Department is able to, we are confident that it will provide more details. 

The employee has submitted a resignation letter and will not have further contact with any Aurora Public Schools students.

Rangeview staff members will do all they can to provide support for any students who may be impacted by this news, including bringing additional counselors to school.  As a result, appropriate actions are in motion so that Rangeview staff members can continue to make the learning environment safe and the most conducive for learning.

“The information we received was brought forth by both staff and students.  The responsible and courageous nature of these individuals epitomizes the guiding core values of our Rangeview community:  Do the right thing, take care of yourself and take care of each other,” said Rangeview High School Principal Robert C. Bishop.

If anyone has further information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Scott Burgess at 303-739-6064.

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: georgiad@admin.aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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